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Frank Adams, founder and president of Interface Consulting, has over 40 years of experience in the construction and engineering industry as an owner’s representative, contractor, engineer, and construction expert involving over 400 construction projects in more than 70 countries. As an expert in construction management, Mr. Adams provides expert services involving domestic and international engineering and construction projects, schedule and cost analysis, damage assessment, construction labor productivity, design, and engineering analysis. Mr. Adams has provided expert testimony in US courts and arbitrations under the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC). He has also been an arbitrator with AAA, ICDR, and ad hoc arbitrations for over 30 years. 

Credentials

Licensed Professional Engineer – State of Texas
Arbitrator – American Arbitration Association (AAA) and ad hoc

Education

Master of Business Administration
Tulane University – New Orleans, Louisiana
 
Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering
Tulane University – New Orleans, Louisiana

Work History

Interface Consulting International, Inc.
President

Raymond International
Vice President, Project Manager, Construction Engineer

McDermott International, Inc.
Project Manager, Project Engineer, Project Coordinator

Mechanical Construction Co. of New Orleans (MCC Group)
Manager of Industrial Construction, Project Engineer, Field Engineer, Estimator

Professional Experience

POWER & ENERGY

  • Over 25 projects in 10+ countries, including the following industry sectors: Electrical & gas transmission lines; heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs); cogeneration facilities

PETROLEUM REFINING & GAS PROCESSING

  • Over 100 projects in 20+ countries, including the following industry sectors: LNG & NGL; refining facilities; oil & gas facilities; turn arounds & plant maintenance; compressor stations; gas storage facilities; biofuels facilities

PIPELINES

  • Over 75 projects in 15+ countries, including the following industry sectors: Onshore & offshore oil & gas pipelines; gas transmission & distribution; gathering systems; liquids processing; chemical & process lines; utility

MARINE & OFFSHORE PRODUCTION

  • Over 100 projects, including the following industry sectors: Fixed & mobile platforms; offshore rigs; jackups; ports, piers & wharfs; shipbuilding; supply vessels; tugs

BUILDINGS & FACILITIES

  • Over 80 projects in 10 countries, including the following industry sectors: Commercial buildings; education; entertainment & sports facilities; government buildings; healthcare; hotels & convention centers; industrial & manufacturing facilities

TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Over 55 projects in 8 countries, including the following industry sectors: Airports; heavy civil; mass transit; ports, piers & wharfs; roads, highways & bridges; site work; telecom & technology; utilities; wastewater plants

Litigation & Arbitration Testimony

US state and federal courts and regulatory hearings

AAA, ICDR, LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL, and VIAC arbitration forums

Provided expert testimony in over 80 matters

Arbitrator in over 25 arbitrations

Expertise

  • Schedule Delay Analysis
  • Quantum (Damages) Analysis
  • Engineering Management
  • Construction Management
  • Change Order Management & Analysis
  • Contract Evaluation
  • Risk Analysis
  • Forensic Defect Evaluation
  • Technical Analysis
  • Claims Preparation & Analysis